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Ormond Beach, Florida: Invincible Chief Tomokie

45-foot-high sculpture of Timucuan chief and usurper of the sacred drink cup, who couldn't be stopped until lovely maiden Oleeta took aim. 1955 statue by artist Fred Dana Marsh. Reflecting pool water was shut off in 1974; museum of Marsh's other work closed in 1996. The Chief remains.

Tomoka State Park

2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach, FL
Tomoka State Park. On Old Dixie Hwy/N. Beach St., three miles north of Ormond Beach or a mile south of Pine Tree Drive. Turn east into the park. Statue is all the way at the north end.
Daily 8 am - sunset. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission and Parking fee.
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Chief Tomokie.

Invincible Chief Tomokie

Paid the $5 park entrance fee and headed past the Outpost -- the Chief stands at the end. He's definitely seen better days. I, too, was born in 1957, so the Chief and I are 64 and look and feel every bit of it. He, of course, has stood outside and weathered many events (storms, hurricanes, wind). Godspeed Chief Tomokie!

[Rose Howe, 01/29/2022]

Chief Tomokie, 2021.

Chief Tomokie Statue

The Chief Tomokie statue has seen better days but is still there. Visited it on 10/10/2021.

[James A. Bennington, 11/04/2021]

The statue of the legendary Timucuan chief has been standing since 1957.

Chief Tomokie plaque.

Invincible Chief Tomokie

Head towards the outpost and go past. At the end of the park is the historical marker on the map, and that's where you will find the statue.

[Diane Urbanski, 01/04/2020]

We've adjusted the map pin to the end of the park location.

Chief Tomokie Statue

Sadly, the most recent photo (and several recent trips) have confirmed that the statue continues to fall apart. The state refuses to fix it (I've heard various reasons why). When I moved here, Oleeta was still visible, as were three additional warriors. All four have since crumbled into rubble which lays about the base of the statue. I recommend that roadsiders see it now; it may very well crumble into nothing in a decade or two, if not sooner.

[Prof. .a., 12/28/2015]

Chief Tomokie.

Invincible Chief Tomokie

It's a beautiful park and I hope the $5/car entrance fee goes to help maintain the sculpture. Looks like it had cascading water at one time.

[JayBeeYell, 11/12/2014]

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